Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee, accused the Democrats Wednesday of conducting a "carefully orchestrated smear campaign" and of using the hearings as a "televised theatrical performance."
He hewed to the Republican strategy of arguing that Trump he did nothing wrong or impeachable when he asked Ukraine's new president to investigate prominent Democrat Joe Biden, a former U.S. vice president and key 2020 re-election rival.
"It's nothing more than an impeachment process in search of a crime," Nunes said.
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